Cannibal Holocaust (1979)
Film / Horror

Cannibal Holocaust (1979)

Ruggero Deodato’s largely misunderstood return to the territory he had tentatively mapped out in 1976’s inferior Ultimo mondo cannibale/Last Cannibal World/Jungle Holocaust was one of the first and most reviled of Britain’s “video nasties”. A clever, brutal movie, its in-your-face, pseudo-documentary approach gave it a fearsome reputation that still evokes disgust at the very mention … Continue reading

Apocalypse domani (1980)
Film / Horror

Apocalypse domani (1980)

Antonio Margheriti’s Apocalypse domani (aka Cannibal Apocalypse, Invasion of the Flesh Hunters and Cannibals in the Streets) is arguably the most fun of the European cannibal films that proliferated briefly in the late 70s and early 80s. An unholy assortment of various bits and pieces filched from David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1976), George A. Romero’s Dawn … Continue reading

El caníbal (1980)
Film / Horror

El caníbal (1980)

It was perhaps inevitable that Jesus Franco would eventually find his way onto the Director of Public Prosecution’s “hit list” of proscribed films removed from sale or rent in the UK during the “video nasties” moral panic of the early 1980s. Never one to shy away from mixing sex and violence in a formula guaranteed … Continue reading

Antropophagous (1980)
Film / Horror

Antropophagous (1980)

For a while, among the youthful video underground network that flourished in the UK following the ‘video nasties’ debacle of the early 1980s, this wholly unremarkable film suddenly became a prized possession and bootleg copies were much sought after. Imagine the surprise and bitter disappointment for those foolish enough to hand over the inflated sums … Continue reading